Does internet dating lead to raised risk behaviour that is sexual? A cross-sectional research among MSM in Amsterdam, holland

Does internet dating lead to raised risk behaviour that is sexual? A cross-sectional research among MSM in Amsterdam, holland

Abstract

Background

Guys sex that is having males (MSM) usually utilze the internet to locate intercourse lovers. We examined the relationship between unprotected rectal intercourse (UAI) with lovers dated on line and with lovers dated offline (met elsewhere), and examined whether distinctions could be explained by self-perceived HIV status regarding the knowledge and index of partnership faculties.

Practices

MSM had been recruited in the Sexually sent Infections Clinic in Amsterdam, in 2008–2009. Individuals completed a questionnaire concerning behaviour that is sexual. Just males reporting both on the internet and offline sex that is casual were included. We evaluated the relationship between online/offline partner dating and UAI, making use of random-effects logistic regression analysis.

Outcomes

Five hundred seventy-seven men (351 HIV-negative, 153 HIV-positive, and 73 HIV-unaware) reported UAI in 26 per cent of 878 online, and 23 per cent of 903 offline partnerships that are casual. The crude OR of on the web dating for UAI ended up being 1.36 (95 per cent CI 1.03–1.81). HIV-positive males had been more prone to report UAI than HIV-negative males (49 per cent vs. 28 percent of partnerships). Adjusted for demographic characteristics, internet dating had no effect that is significant UAI among HIV-negative and HIV status-unaware males, but HIV-positive males had been very likely to have UAI with online lovers (aOR = 1.65 95 percent CI 1.05–2.57). After correction for partner and partnership faculties the end result of online/offline dating on UAI among HIV-positive MSM ended up being paid off with no longer significant. (더 보기…)